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A colorless, nonvolatile solid, XeO3, explosive when dry: in solution it is called xenic acid.

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Joule

A unit of energy in the SI system. One joule is 1 kg. m2/s2 which is also 0.2390 calorie.

Le Chatelier's Principle

States that a system at equilibrium, or striving to attain equilibrium, responds in such a way as to counteract any stress placed upon it.
If a stress (change of conditions) is applied to a system at equilibrium, the system shifts in the direction that reduces stress.

Atomic Number


Integral number of protons in the nucleus, defines the identity of element.
 

Ground State

The lowest energy state or most stable state of an atom, molecule or ion.

Nernst Equation

Corrects standard electrode potentials for nonstandard conditions.

Alkenes (Olefins)

Unsaturated hydrocarbons that contain one or more carbon-carbon double bonds.

Biodegradability

The ability of a substance to be broken down into simpler substances by bacteria.

 

Energy

The capacity to do work or transfer heat.

Salicylaldehyde

An oily, slightly water-soluble liquid, C7H6O2, having an almondlike odor: used chiefly in perfumery and in the synthesis of coumarin.

Band Theory of Metals

Theory that accounts for the bonding and properties of metallic solids.